I’ve been diagnosed as having
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
But, I refer to myself as having
Attention Dynamic Hyper-stimulation Difference…
Because the language you use to identify something, creates it! Why call it a deficit (too small) when in fact it is a surge of attention toward more than the average! And the only time I feel disordered is when I’m trying to be less of myself and more like the rest of my linear thinking, conventional functioning Peers!
My ADHD gives me the ability to feel more, see more, give more, and gain more than if I hadn’t inherited this difference. I only focus on what it keeps me from doing because of what our society has labeled me!
Labels are for Boxes, and I’ve never fit into one of those well at all. ~Savvy ADHD Sista
How you choose to see yourself creates who you are and how you are perceived by others. Don’t let others Define your light! Change your mind and Own your “disorder.”
This article from Allison Larkin of ADDmagazine inspired me this morning. Thought I’d motivate you to take back the titles society gives you, too!